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Fragment of priest's robe (kesa)

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Fragment of white silk damask with design of diamond lozenges, each containing a six-petalled floral motif, formed by bands of interlocking key fret pattern. Said to be part of the lining of the robe belonging to the priest Muso Kokushi. See also 40.176a and b and 33.624.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Given in memory of Chie Hirano by her friends

Japanese (Chinese fabric), Song dynasty, 960–1279

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 10.1 x 8.6cm (4 x 3 3/8in.)

Accession Number

40.176c

Medium or Technique

Silk damask

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes